"The Atlantic reported this month that female pubic hair in America is on the road to extinction, but that's a bit like noting the spotted owl is an endangered species. Grooming and waxing experts say the latest trend in pubic hair removal isn't targeted at women - it's for the guys. There's evidence of this all around us (if you dare to look)."
The Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver is one of the most loved manscaping accessories around, ranking high up on the Amazon top 100 products in personal care items. And right now, you can grab yourself one for under $30.
The Bodygroom shaver is regularly $39.99, but is on sale for $33.99, and when you 'clip' a $5 coupon on the product page, it brings the price down to $29.99!
"With the Bodygroom, men can trim and shave hair from their chest & abs, underarms, groin area, legs, back and shoulders. Bodygroom features the very latest technology and ergonomic design to offer a convenient, easy and pain-free way to remove and trim body hair. Bodygroom's advanced design allows for it to be used wet or dry and even in the shower. Its hypoallergenic foil protects even the most sensitive skin against nicks, cuts or irritation, and its stainless-steel blades ensure long-lasting performance."
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"We are all thrilled that metrosexuals have taken their place in the annals of history, but that doesn't mean that we should go back to being Neanderthals. While some may think men shouldn't be concerned about what women want in terms of the male body, those men are idiots. A little bit of maintenance is a big step towards attracting a new young biscuit or keeping your old lady happy. These rules aren't set in stone, but they are a good reference for your average guy."
"Up until pornography and glossy magazines started waxing and shaving our men (and women of course), society seemed to like hair. But now, not so much. A poll showed that mature women prefer hairy men, but younger women like less hair. Do women under 45 like man hair too? I conducted my own informal survey to find out the buzz on his fuzz.
From Salon, a defense of the natural hairiness of men:
"Consider the sheen of Weiner's chest -- which prompted speculation that he waxes -- and the seeming lack of hair in the new X-rated shot alleged to be of the congressman's junk. I have no idea whether he actually waxes his chest (he may be one of the 6 percent of Caucasian men with naturally hairless pectorals) or whether that is really his nether region. What I do know is that depilation is increasingly visible among straight men, and it's a damn shame."
I came across a new term yesterday: Glabermania, an uncontrollable craving for hair removal. And I'm wondering if some of us suffer from a partial addiction...
"Glabermania is also known as shaving addiction, but is not the only disorder associated with razors. The obsession may be so compulsive that a glabermaniac may regularly remove all hair from their body. They may also have the desire to shave continually, resulting in multi-day or weekly episodes of full body shaving."
"While standing a little closer to the mirror than I am generally comfortable with this morning, I noticed a couple of stray eyebrow hairs sticking straight out like cockroach antennae. I promptly snatched them in my fingers and plucked them. After my eyes stopped watering, I stepped up to the mirror again for further examination. This was not a good idea and proved, again, that ignorance truly is bliss. I have a lot of stray hairs growing in some odd places. I anticipate an exponential increase in this phenomenon in the coming years. Not good."
"You don't have to label yourself as metrosexual or partake in the Guido-dominated ritual of GTL to get your groom on. Here are the seven easiest routines to try if you need a boot o' confidence and know that hygiene involves a little more than a shower and a swig of mouthwash."
Reader Mini Review of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver
The Bodygroom shaver is one of the top sellers for body hair removal (or manscaping, if you prefer), and one of our readers left a comment explaining why:
"This is the greatest shaver in the world in my opinion for shaving places like the groin. It will get ALL places with minimal nicks with unprecedented speed and comfort. I love this shaver so much that I bought both the normal and limited editions just for fun! These are the best money can buy. If you want to dazzle your girlfriend with shaven "You know what's" then this is the shaver for you!"